The Leadership Deficit in the Social Sector
Having worked the development sector for over two decades, it is evident that there is a growing need to build leadership. If we look right from grass root level to the bigger NGOs, the proprietor was a visionary and was clear what needed be done. However, when we look at the second line leadership, there is a big vacuum. This is not to say that there are no committed workers in the social sector, as programs are being implemented successfully, resulting in impact. There is a need for the social sector to get fresh blood to lead organizations and prove to the senior leaders that they are capable of running institutions. We are in an era of change, where one needs to adapt to newer technologies and ways of doing business. Hence, investing in potential talents is important to bridge the gap.
Mr. Rajan Mani
Director – Finance & Ops- India, HIV/AIDS Alliance